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Year Published: 2021

Estimating flow-duration statistics and low-flow frequencies for selected streams and the implementation of a StreamStats web-based tool in Puerto Rico

Daily mean streamflow data from 28 U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations in Puerto Rico with 10 or more years of unregulated or minimally affected flow record through water year 2018 were used to develop regression equations for flow duration and annual n-day low-flow statistics. Ordinary least-squares and generalized least-squares...

Williams-Sether, Tara
Williams-Sether, T., 2021, Estimating flow-duration statistics and low-flow frequencies for selected streams and the implementation of a StreamStats web-based tool in Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5054, 18 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215054.

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Delineating the Pierre Shale from geophysical surveys within and near Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Center, investigated the use of surface geophysical methods to delineate the top of the Cretaceous Pierre Shale along survey transects in selected areas within and near Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. Two complementary geophysical methods—electrical...

Medler, Colton J.; Anderson, Todd M.
Medler, C.J., and Anderson, T.M., 2021, Delineating the Pierre Shale from geophysical surveys within and near Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3474, 3 sheets, 16-p. pamphlet, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3474.

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Borehole analysis, single-well aquifer testing, and water quality for the Burnpit well, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore National Memorial (hereafter referred to as “the memorial”), in western South Dakota, is maintained by the National Park Service (NPS) and includes 1,278 acres of land in the east-central part of the Black Hills. An ongoing challenge for NPS managers at the memorial is providing water from sustainable and reliable sources for...

Eldridge, William G.; Hoogestraat, Galen K.; Rice, Steven E.
Eldridge, W.G., Hoogestraat, G.K., and Rice, S.E., 2021, Borehole analysis, single-well aquifer testing, and water quality for the Burnpit well, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5059, 29 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215059.

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Characterization of historical and stochastically generated climate and streamflow conditions in the Souris River Basin, United States and Canada

The Souris River Basin is a 61,000-square-kilometer basin in the Provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada and the State of North Dakota in the United States. Greater than average snowpack during the winter of 2010–11, along with record-setting rains in May and June 2011, resulted in historically unprecedented flooding in the Souris River...

Gregory, Angela; Galloway, Joel M.
Gregory, A., and Galloway, J.M., 2021, Characterization of historical and stochastically generated climate and streamflow conditions in the Souris River Basin, United States and Canada: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5044, 36 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215044.

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Characterization of factors affecting groundwater levels in and near the former Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, South Dakota, water years 1956–2017

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, completed a study to characterize water-level fluctuations in observation wells relative to driving factors that affect water levels in and near the historical 1867 boundary of the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation. The study investigated concerns regarding...

Valseth, Kristen J.; Driscoll, Daniel G.
Valseth, K.J., and Driscoll, D.G., 2021, Characterization of factors affecting groundwater levels in and near the former Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, South Dakota, water years 1956–2017: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5151, 64 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205151.

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Spring types and contributing aquifers from water-chemistry and multivariate statistical analyses for seeps and springs in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota, 2018

Water resources in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota, support wildlife, visitors, and staff, and play a vital role in supporting the native ecology of the park. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Park Service, completed field work in 2018 for a study to address concerns about water availability and possible...

Medler, Colton J.; Eldridge, William G.
Medler, C.J., and Eldridge, W.G., 2021, Spring types and contributing aquifers from water-chemistry and multivariate statistical analyses for seeps and springs in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5121, 48 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205121.

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Trends in groundwater levels in and near the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota, water years 1956–2017

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, completed a study to characterize water-level fluctuations in observation wells to examine driving factors that affect water levels in and near the Rosebud Indian Reservation, which comprises all of Todd County. The study investigates concerns regarding potential...

Valseth, Kristen J.; Driscoll, Daniel G.
Valseth, K.J., and Driscoll, D.G., 2021, Trends in groundwater levels in and near the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota, water years 1956–2017: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5119, 46 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205119.

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Streamflow, sediment transport, and geomorphic change during the 2011 flood on the Missouri River near Bismarck-Mandan, ND

Geomorphic change from extreme events in large managed rivers has implications for river management. A steady-state, quasi-three-dimensional hydrodynamic model was applied to a 29-km reach of the Missouri River using 2011 flood data. Model results for an extreme flow (500-year recurrence interval [RI]) and an elevated managed flow (75-year RI)...

Nustad, Rochelle A.; Benthem, Adam; Skalak, Katherine; McDonald, Richard R.; Schenk, Edward R.; Galloway, Joel M.

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Hydrogeology and groundwater flow in alluvial deposits, north Summerset, South Dakota

The city of Summerset is a growing community in west South Dakota. The Sun Valley Estates subdivision in the north part of the city was developed on unconsolidated deposits surrounded by steep terrain. During years with greater than normal precipitation, particularly in 2019, groundwater levels increased in the unconsolidated deposits and caused...

Eldridge, William G.; Anderson, Todd M.
Eldridge, W.G., and Anderson, T.M., 2020, Hydrogeology and groundwater flow in alluvial deposits, north Summerset, South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5097, 31 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205097.

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Stratigraphic units of shallow unconsolidated deposits in Deadwood, South Dakota, delineated by real-time kinematic surveys

The City of Deadwood, South Dakota, has been working on a new archeological investigation in preparation for economic growth and expansion within the city limits, through the Deadwood Historic Preservation Office. During the excavation process, buried artifacts and historical features from the late 1800s have been uncovered. The stratigraphy of...

Tatge, Wyatt S.; Medler, Colton J.; Eldridge, William G.; Valder, Joshua F.
Tatge, W.S., Medler, C.J., Eldridge, W.G., and Valder, J.F., 2020, Stratigraphic units of shallow unconsolidated deposits in Deadwood, South Dakota, delineated by real-time kinematic surveys: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3459, pamphlet 7 p., 1 sheet, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3459.

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Water-quality trends for selected sites and constituents in the international Red River of the North Basin, Minnesota and North Dakota, United States, and Manitoba, Canada, 1970–2017

A comprehensive study to evaluate water-quality trends, while considering natural hydroclimatic variability, in the Red River of the North Basin and assess water-quality conditions for the Red River of the North crossing the international boundary near Emerson, Manitoba, Canada (the binational site), was completed by the U.S. Geological Survey in...

Nustad, Rochelle A.; Vecchia, Aldo V.
Nustad, R.A., and Vecchia, A.V., 2020, Water-quality trends for selected sites and constituents in the international Red River of the North Basin, Minnesota and North Dakota, United States, and Manitoba, Canada, 1970–2017: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5079, 75 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205079.